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By the numbers

Undergraduate Enrollment 970
In-state Tuition (per semester hour, unless noted) $712
Out-of-state Tuition (per semester hour, unless noted) N/A
Yearly Room and Board $3,000-$5,000
% of Students on Financial Aid 94
Median SAT/ACT N/A
% of African American Students 19
% of Asian American Students 0.55
% of Hispanic Students 36
% of International Students 5
Student/Teacher Ratio 12:1
Number of Full-time Faculty 82
% of Male/% of Female Students 59/41
Greek System? NO
% of Freshmen Who Live on Campus N/A
% of Students Who Graduate in Four Years N/A
% of Students Who Graduate Overall 24
% of Freshmen Who Return 43
% Of Alumni Who Give $$$ to School 4

Wayland Baptist University

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1900 W. 7th, Plainview, TX 79072










Points of Distinction

  • The WBU Flying Queens basketball program was inducted in the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in recognition of its contributions and efforts in changing the game of women’s basketball.
  • The School of Christian Studies has restructured its curriculum to meet the needs of students.
  • WBU offers special scholarship programs to family members of law enforcement personnel.
  • Wayland is home to the Jimmy Dean Museum that chronicles the life of the late entertainer and sausage mogul.

RISING ON THE PLAINS of West Texas, Wayland Baptist University (WBU) casts a broad shadow of unmatched academic and athletic success. Led by a pioneering spirit that drove Wayland to be the first school in the formerly Confederate South to voluntarily integrate and the first school to offer athletic scholarships to women, Wayland still stands today as the oldest institution of higher learning on the high plains of Texas.

WBU continues to add new programs, including a computer science major that opened in 2019 and competitive gaming with an esports team.

The School of Mathematics and Sciences is capitalizing on unprecedented undergraduate student research, accomplishing goals that aren’t generally achieved among small private universities. WBU students are consistently recognized by state and national organizations for their contributions to science.

The School of Music is on the cutting edge with a music technology lab, and as an All Steinway School, Wayland is committed to providing the best instruments for its students to use in their field of study.

Wayland offers a variety of degrees and fields of study at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Many of the degrees are offered completely online.

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